Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Craftsy 2016 Sock Knit-Along - Day 6

It broke :(
I know, I skipped a day but day 5 was posted so late I figured this was the easiest way to get back on track. To begin with, there has been a tragedy, one of my needles snapped in half. Oddly all I was doing was trying to fix the curve that had formed by gently straightening it and snap. :( Luckily the pack came with six, so I have enough to finish as long as I don't break another one.

I have been asked why I use bamboo needles over the metal ones, simple, the bamboo isn't cold. I have issues with my hands and the cold metal needles aggravate it. Yes, I do have a set of metal ones in my one sock, but they were a hand-me-down.

As far as progress goes, I have finished the cuff on one sock and 2/3 done with the cuff on the other one. Going out today to see if I can find an appropriate solid color for the keep and toe, if I do I will add another two inches to the cuffs, if not I continue on with the pattern.

It is coming along nicely and I am quite happy with my progress so far. Not feeling especially rushed, as I have a full month to finish this pair off before the next pattern and tutorials are revealed, but at this rate it is probably going to take me that long to complete it. LOL

2 comments:

Donna DeCourcy said...

I'm taking part in this KAL, and started following your posts. I, too, snapped one of my needles on the last pair of socks that I finished yesterday. I love the multi coloured knit pick needles and am so happy that they come in packages of 6! I'm just at the point of starting to knit the first row of wrapped stitches. Your colours are very nice...I'll start posting on my blog tomorrow and send you the link. Happy knitting!

Carol Brearley said...

Donna, I cannot wait to see your progress. :)